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The philosophy of zoology before Darwin : a translated and annotated version of the original French text by Edmond Perrier : originally published by Fâelix Alcan, Paris in 1884

Author: Edmond Perrier; Alexander R McBirney; Stanton A Cook; Greg J Retallack
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, 2009.
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Jean Octave Edmond Perrier was a French zoologist who lived through the tumult of British Darwinism and Lyellism, and reminds us in this revealing account that French scientists had much to contribute to such perennial topics as evolution, catastrophism and creationism. While very much a product of the Third Republic, Perrier's account also aimed to outline timeless issues and permanent advances in taxonomic and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edmond Perrier; Alexander R McBirney; Stanton A Cook; Greg J Retallack
ISBN: 9789048130085 9048130085 9789048130092 9048130093
OCLC Number: 401157576
Notes: "Originally published by Felix Alcan, Paris in 1884."
Description: xx, 266 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Aristotle --
The Roman period --
The Middle Ages and Renaissance --
Evolution of the concept of species --
Philosophers of the XVIIIth century --
Buffon --
Lamarck --
Etienne Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire --
Georges Cuvier --
Debate between Cuvier and Geoffroy Saint-Hilaire --
Geothe --
Dugès --
The German natural philosophers --
The theory of the organic types and its consequences --
Louis Agassiz --
The lower animals --
Cell theory and the constitution of the individual --
Embryology --
Species and their modifications.
Responsibility: translated by Alex McBirney, with annotations by Stanton Cook and Gregory Retallack.
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